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<br />PREPARED BY: Lisa Velasco <br /> Human Resources Director <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, and Finance Director <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ● (408) 354-6832 <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 01/21/2020 <br />ITEM NO: 6 <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: January 14, 2020 <br />TO: Mayor and Town Council <br />FROM: Laurel Prevetti, Town Manager <br />SUBJECT: Authorize the Town Manager to Execute an Agreement with Liebert Cassidy <br />Whitmore to Perform Labor and Employment Relations Assistance in an <br />Amount Not to Exceed $165,000 <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Authorize the Town Manager to execute an agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to <br />perform labor and employment relations assistance in an amount not to exceed $165,000. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Liebert Cassidy Whitmore was selected as a sole source provider for labor and employment <br />relations services beginning in February 2018 and continuing for two years as the result of a <br />competitive interview process. Donna Williamson, a Partner at Liebert Cassidy Whitmore and <br />lead negotiator for the Town, provided valuable guidance and established a good repertoire <br />with the Town’s bargaining units during labor negotiations in 2018. Negotiations related to the <br />narrow topic of salaries are scheduled to occur during the final year of the three bargaining unit <br />agreements in 2020. All bargaining agreements will expire in 2021 and will reopen for the full <br />scope of negotiations at that time. <br /> <br />The Town of Los Gatos also has an ongoing agreement with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, a public <br />sector employment law firm, to participate in a consortium that offers Human Resource <br />professionals, management, and supervisory employment related training in areas such as: the <br />hiring process, wage and hour issues, discipline and perf ormance, legislative updates, the <br />disability interactive process, and retirement. The consortium also offers free telephone legal <br />consultation for less complicated employment relations inquiries. <br /> <br /> <br />